Category: Interviews

Lars Rennerfelt, President of the Swedish Jordanian Chemicals Company

Cleaning Up Wastewater

A new factory is about to open in Jordan that produces a chemical vital for wastewater purification and that could provide the government with a local alternative to foreign imports. By Dina al Wakeel The Swedish Jordanian Chemicals Company is…

The US State Department's Special Representative for Commercial and Business Affairs Ziad Haider

Bringing Business to Jordan

A senior US trade official says American companies can play a crucial role in the Kingdom’s economic development. By Dina al Wakeel Last month, The US State Department’s Special Representative for Commercial and Business Affairs, Ziad Haider, headed a major…

Eagle Hills Add W Hotel to its Growing Portfolio

Eagle Hills is eyeing a 2017 launch for its multi-million dollar Abdali development, which will include one of the region’s few W hotels. By Dina al-Wakeel A 280-room W hotel will form the centerpiece of a new $200 million development…

UK

Steadfast Support

Britain’s ambassador to Jordan is confident Brexit won’t impact his country’s long standing commitment to the Kingdom. By Dina Al Wakeel Jordan has received millions of dollars from Britain to help it cope with the Syrian refugee crisis, and hundreds…

The Kharabeesh Team

Kharabeesh: There’s Money in Funny

Wamda Capital, Endeavor Catalyst Fund, and Dash Ventures recently teamed up to invest $5 million in Kharabeesh, the multi-channel network best known for its popular online comedy videos. The network, which helped launch the careers of such stars as Rajae…

Helen al Uzaizi, BizWorld

Nurturing the Next Generation of Business Talent

Through the young entrepreneurship programs it’s piloting in Jordan and the UAE, BizWorld is out to prove you’re never too young to learn about business. By Dina Al-Wakeel BizWorld, the San Francisco-based non-profit which provides entrepreneurship programs for children, recently…

Intaj CEO Nidal Bitar

The State of the Sector

Even though times are tough for Jordan’s tech sector, Intaj CEO Nidal Bitar says the future remains bright for his members. Intaj, the association that represents Jordan’s tech sector, has organized this year’s MENA ICT forum. The high profile event was held…

The Genesis of a Brand

The chief of Hyundai’s fledging high-end brand, Genesis, is confident his cars can thrive in a sector dominated by the likes of Mercedes and Audi. By Ghaith Madadha However useful the Genesis model and Centennial full-size luxury saloon have been…

MEPS CEO Khaled Zakaria

Pushing Forward With E-Payments

The boss of MEPS says he’s committed to making regional e-payment systems safer and more convenient to use. Owned by 11 local and regional leading banks and companies, Middle East Payment Services, or MEPS for short, provides a selection of…

Easing EU Exports

The EU says its new Rules of Origin agreement with Jordan will give the Kingdom’s exports a much-needed boost and help ease the impact of the Syrian refugee crisis.  By Dina Al Wakeel Hosting hundreds of thousands of Syrian refugees…